'Gotta go': Laura Ingraham urges Trump to fire Pruitt

'Gotta go': Laura Ingraham urges Trump to fire Pruitt

"Every day, something new comes up", Inhofe told conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham.

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt enlisted a top aide to help his wife find a job previous year, the Washington Post reports, a potential violation of federal ethics rules that prohibit public officials from using their office for private gain.

Ingraham linked to a new report detailing how Pruitt used a top aide and GOP donors to help his wife, Marlyn Pruitt, find a job.

Virginia Canter of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, a public watchdog in Washington, told the Post that Pruitt using a full-time EPA employee as a "headhunter for his spouse" is "highly inappropriate".

The job hunt included Pruitt's approaching wealthy party supporters and conservative figures with ties to the Trump administration.

Ingraham earlier Wednesday on Twitter said Pruitt has "GOTTA GO".

Inhofe, who is managing a defense authorization bill on the floor of the Senate, said in the interview that he wanted to ask Pruitt about his spending and management decisions, which have been extensively covered in the press this year.

"He is capable of doing the job, but he needs to do the job and quit worrying about all these other things", said Inhofe, former chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. "I am sending over a communication [Wednesday] that says we have had enough of these things".

The EPA could not be immediately reached for comment on the matter. "I would say this, that there's a guy behind him in (EPA Deputy Administrator) Andrew Wheeler who is really qualified too, so that might be a good swap". The Iowa-based American Future Fund has produced an ad calling Pruitt a "swamp monster" and calling for his ouster "for the good of the country".

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